Call for Papers: The Haunted South

I received the text, below, from one of the conference session organizers. Delta Symposium XXVI: The Haunted South Call for Papers Location: Jonesboro, AR (USA)Website:AState.edu/delta-symAbstract deadline: December 19, 2019 The Department of English, Philosophy, and World Languages at Arkansas State University opens a call for papers and presentations for the twenty-sixth annual Delta Symposium, April 8-11, 2020 […]

Creating Safe Places for Historic Preservation Practitioners to Think and Innovate

For many years, scholars have been criticizing the practice of historic preservation/built heritage conservation because of its over-reliance on art/historical facts and its reluctance to accommodate a more people-centered approach. To wit, Labrador and Silberman (2018, 5) advocate a new system in which a focus on “how authenticity is perceived [by the public] and what […]

Call for abstracts: The Psychology of Heritage Places

Second call for abstracts — special Collabra: Psychology research nexus Co-editors:Jeremy C. Wells, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, University of Maryland, College Park; jcwells@umd.edu.Daniel J. Levi, Ph.D., Professor, Psychology and Child Development, Cal Poly; dlevi@calpoly.edu.Erica Molinario, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Psychology, University of Maryland, College Park; molie@umd.edu. Abstract submission deadline: […]

How to “fix” historic preservation

Recently, Patrice Frey, President of the National Main Street Center, wrote a post on Citylab about “Why Historic Preservation Needs a New Approach.” While I very much agree with most of her points, there are many issues (and potential solutions) that she misses. First of all, I wholeheartedly agree with her claim that the field […]

Call for papers: Engaging with diversity

The Interpret Europe Conference is currently seeking paper abstracts for an “engaging with diversity” and cultural heritage theme. 1 March 2019 abstract submission deadline 31 May – 3 June 2019 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina At the IE conference, ‘Engaging with diversity’, we will explore the significance of EU’s ambitious motto ‘United in diversity’ in […]

Call for abstracts: “De-colonisation at EAA 25 years on” conference session

I received the text, below, from one of the conference session organizers. “De-colonisation at EAA 25 years on” conference session Sponsored by European Association of Archaeologists (EAA) Location: Bern, Switzerland Website:  https://www.e-a-a.org/eaa2019 CFP Deadline: Thursday, February 14, 2019 The organisers would like invite paper submissions for our session on “De-colonisation at EAA 25 years on: […]

Human-Centered Built Environment Heritage Preservation

It is with great excitement that I share the publication of my new book, co-edited with Barry Stiefel, Human-Centered Built Environment Heritage Preservation: Theory and Evidence-Based Practice, which was officially released by Routledge last week. (Google Books link here.) The official description is as follows: Human-Centered Built Environment Heritage Preservation addresses the question of how […]

Disasters, resiliency, and built heritage

I would like to share the work of one of my students, Jamesha Gibson, who recently graduated with a Masters in Historic Preservation and a Master of Community Planning from the University of Maryland. She just published “From Engagement to Empowerment: How Heritage Professionals Can Incorporate Participatory Methods in Disaster Recovery to Better Serve Socially Vulnerable […]

Call for papers: “Engaging the Public in Heritage Practice”

I received the text, below, from one of the conference session organizers. Call for Papers – Organized Session Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) Annual Meeting March 19-23, 2019 Portland, OR “Engaging the Public in Heritage Practice” How do anthropologists work in a variety of settings – public, private, non-profit, and academic – to ensure that […]